Penn Captiva Saltwater Spinning Reel Review

Penn CaptivaFrom the house of Penn Fishing comes another spinning reel called the Penn Captiva Spinning Reel. This spinning reel is newly upgraded and updated. The frame has been strengthened while keeping in mind to maintain the sleek appearance. This provides anglers with a reel of graphite body with lesser flex. The handle is upgraded so it threads directly into main gear. This creates an incredibly solid feel and no back play.

This series of reels has 8 ball bearings made of stainless steel. It has infinite anti reverse roller bearing. A long cast spool made of aluminium. The body of the reel made of graphite and is especially lightweight. It also uses the Techno-Balanced Rotor which provides it with smooth retrieves and very high cranking speed.

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This versatile series is loaded with more features as well. It has a multi drag system, machined handles of aluminium and also barrel grips. It has machined gearing that has been done with a lot of precision. These extremely smooth spinning reels are saltwater as well as freshwater safe. This makes them even more perfect for a day out fishing at the lake while chasing bass. The Penn Captiva Spinning Reel Series has 5 models under it all of which are equally versatile. We have followed up on each of the models so you can be assured that what you decide to buy is nothing but the best.

1. Penn Captiva CV22000 Spinning Reel – This model of the Captiva series is designed to have a mono capacity of 220 yards of 6 lb of fishing line. It comes with 8 ball bearings of stainless steel and 1 infinite anti reverse roller bearing. The CV22000 comes with a gear ratio of 5.2:1. It has a weight of 90 oz and offers a line retrieve of 26 inches per crank.

2. Penn Captiva CV24000 Spinning Reel – This model comes with a mono capacity of 200 yards of 8 lb of fishing line. It has 8 ball bearings as well and 1 roller bearing. It has a gear ratio similar to the 22000 of 5.2:1. The 24000 has a weight of 10.9 oz and allows a line retrieve of 29 inches per crank.

3. Penn Captiva CV25000 Spinning Reel – This model has a mono capacity of 200 yards of 12 lb of fishing line. It too has 8 ball bearings and 1 roller bearing all made of stainless steel of course. This reel too comes with a gear ratio of 5.2:1. However it has a line retrieve of 32 inches per crank with a weight of 14.3 oz.

4. Penn Captiva CV26000 Spinning Reel – This model of this series has a mono capacity of 225 yards of 16 lb of fishing line. It has 8 ball bearings like the rest and 1 roller bearing. The gear ratio remains the same at 5.2:1. It has a weight of 15.9 oz and allows a line retrieve of 34 inches per crank.

5. Penn Captiva CV28000 Spinning Reel – This last model of the series has a mono capacity of 275 yards of 20 lb of fishing line. It has 8 ball bearings and 1 roller bearing. Its gear ratio is different though at 4.1:1. The reel weighs 24.3 oz and has a line retrieve of 34 inches per crank.

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